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Qiaochu Yuan
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Closing the feedback loop: we need to review journals. In the discussions over ownership and pricing we should not lose sight of the fact that editorial processes at even "good" journals are often quite amateurish. This site might be worth supporting: http://journalreviewer.org/
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Does anyone have any advice about how to write NSF fellowship activity reports, particularly the 2-3 paragraph summary of activities? I'm just not sure what constitutes a good response or what's on the line. 
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Fellowship reports? Strangely enough I don't remember ever filing one for the NSF GRF. Is this something introduced in the past 5 years?
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How do I get G+ to stop showing me stuff other people have +1'd or random things that are hot? None of the content it shows me this way has been in any way interesting. 
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+Robert Obryk : oh, there it is. Thanks! 
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I'm being asked to submit a research statement for an internship application, but I haven't actually done any research, so I don't really know what I should write about. Anyone have any ideas? 
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This is a researchy internship (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/stationq/). I guess the bigger problem is that I don't even have any upcoming research problems that I'd like to tackle. I'm just interested in stuff, including the stuff that happens at Station Q. 
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Bret Victor has some very interesting prototypes of coding environments in his article "Learnable Programming".  Can anyone say what tools they'd use to go about producing similar prototypes?  They look like they might be done using processing, but I'm really not sure, and I'm very curious.
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This was a really good exercise in using characteristic classes. 
In this post we'll compute the (topological) cohomology of smooth projective (complex) hypersurfaces in $latex \mathbb{CP}^n$. When $latex n = 3$ the resulting complex surfaces give nice examples o...
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First blog post since quals! 
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After my qualifying exam I dumped the questions I was asked to the MGSA wiki, http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~mgsa/wiki/Qualifying_Exam (even that took some effort for me to reconstruct).  From the looks of those pages I will have been one of the last to do this; glad to see an even richer form of the practice resurgent.
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+Shachaf Ben-Kiki : fixed, thanks. 
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Graduate Student
Employment
  • Machine Intelligence Research Institute
    Visiting Fellow, 2013 - 2013
  • PROMYS
    Counselor, 2012 - 2012
  • Stack Overflow, Inc.
    Intern, 2011 - 2011
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Berkeley, CA
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Boston, MA - New York, NY - Bellevue, WA - Nanjing, China - Singapore - Vancouver, WA - Cambridge, UK
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Introduction
I'm a third-year graduate student in mathematics at UC Berkeley. 
Bragging rights
USA Mathematical Olympiad Honorable Mention (2006), Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition Semifinalist (2007), Intel Science Talent Search Finalist (2008), William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Honorable Mention (2009), NSF Fellow (2012)
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Mathematics, 2012 - present
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Mathematics, 2008 - 2012
  • University of Cambridge
    Mathematics, 2010 - 2011